Some of the scariest villains in Horror films are women, and we are going to list five of our favorite.
5. Annie Wilkes (Misery)
Annie Wilkes, portrayed by Kathy Bates, is a nurse. On the surface, she seems like a really nice person. She rescues novelist Paul Sheldon, who was involved in a car accident in a freak blizzard. He had just finished his latest novel and was heading back from his Colorado cabin when he hit the ice and slid off the road and was critically injured.
In a stroke of good luck, he was rescued by a former nurse and transported to her remote cabin to be nursed back to health. Wilkes is excited to be helping her favorite author and repeatedly tells him she is his number No. 1 fan. However, when Wilkes finds out that Sheldon is killing off her favorite character Misery Chastaine, her sweet mask doesn’t just slip, it completely disappears, revealing a totally different person underneath and Sheldon realizes he is in serious trouble.
What makes Annie Wilkes scary is that she is so calm and logical. So, while she is explaining to Sheldon why she has to break his legs, it sounds like a totally normal thing to happen. To me, that is really scary that she can seem so rational in her craziness. Does Sheldon escape? Well, you can watch the movie to find out.
Misery is found on Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu and Google Play,
4. Pamela Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
Crystal Lake Summer camp is being reopened for business even after the counselors were informed of the camp’s grisly history. First, a child drowned, and then the counselors were killed one by one in a rather gruesome manner. Unafraid, they all show up and begin readying the camp for a summer opening.
The locals even warn our young heroes that reopening the camp after such a horrible history can only bring bad luck. They ignore the superstitions and the warnings and begin setting up the camp. In between the hard work, the young counselors also engage in personal fun, which includes partnering off when its time for the lights to out.
Our unsuspecting counselors should have listened to the warnings because soon, one by one, they get slashed, chopped, and knifed to death.
The thing I love most about this movie is that you do not have any idea who is doing it. There is a wiggling thought in the back of their minds that it might be the ghost of Jason. Jason was the child that drowned while the counselors were involved with personal pleasures and not watching him.
It turns out to be Jason’s mother, Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) and she is extremely eerie when she speaks in Jason’s childish voice as she hunts the counselors.
Friday the 13th can be found on Tubi, Crackle, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Vudu.